ASC @ UT Austin
About ASC @ UT Austin
Austin Sunshine Camps is the only, free overnight camp for underserved youth in Texas. UT students serve the campers of Austin Sunshine Camps through volunteering and fundraising efforts. UT students will volunteer throughout the year spreading awareness of Austin Sunshine Camps and its mission, as well as volunteer as a counselor and mentor to youth from historically underinvested communities in Austin and surrounding areas.
Zilker Park and Lake Travis
UT students who volunteer at Zilker Lodge spend a week tucked inside the heart of Zilker Park. Campers aged 8 to 11 and their counselors enjoy a magical week of swimming in Barton Springs, hiking the Greenbelt and sleeping inside of one Austin’s most iconic places.
UT students who volunteer at Lake Travis spend a week at our oasis between Lago Vista and Marble Falls with our campers aged 12 to 15. They participate in canoeing, arts and crafts, nature study, hikes, archery and challenge course activities, including a zip line!
June - August
ASC operates summer camp from June through August. Over the course of one summer, ASC will host four, 10 day sessions filled with fun!
UT students volunteer at least half of one session each summer.
UT students will serve as counselors for campers ages 8-15. Our campers are 41% Latino, 31% Black and 20% white. Almost campers quality for free or reduced lunch or are in the foster care system